Best Workplace for Gen X 2016

Gen Exers sitting around conference table

Adds to Workplace Recognition for Retirees, Millennials, Women and Flexibility

Financial services firm Edward Jones was named as one of the 20 Best Workplaces for Gen Xers by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE magazine. This designation follows the firm’s recent rankings as both a best place to work for millennials and a best company to retire from, cementing the firm as a top workplace across generations and career stages.

Edward Jones ranked No. 20 on this list based on Gen X team members' responses to anonymous survey questions asking about the levels of trust, pride and camaraderie they experience in the workplace.

"Our associates' feedback confirms that Edward Jones offers a great place to start, build and finish your career," Managing Partner Jim Weddle says. "We offer a career opportunity to women and men across multiple generations who want to make a difference helping individual investors achieve their long-term financial goals."

Rankings for the 20 Best Workplaces for GenX were based entirely upon employees' own feedback and selected from a database of more than 600 Great Place to Work-Certified organizations. To determine the list, Fortune asked Great Place to Work to survey more than 109,000 GenXers – those born between 1965 and 1980 – who rated their organizations on 58 workplace quality questions. GenX employees' anonymous responses resulted in a total score for each company, which was compared to the benchmark for organizations of that size. Companies needed to employ at least 50 GenX staff and achieve a 95% confidence level and margin of error of 5% or less in order to be eligible.

"There are more similarities than differences when it comes to what different generations want in a great workplace," says Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work®. "Our research shows that company pride, a sense of community and competent, ethical leadership can bring Millennials, Gen Xers and Baby Boomers together for a great, high-performing workplace."

Edward Jones consistently earns high marks as an employer of choice in national rankings. Recently, Great Place to Work® and Fortune also named Edward Jones the No. 2 Best Workplace to Retire From, the No. 10 Best Workplace for Millennials, the No. 23 Best Workplace for Flexibility and the No. 31 Best Workplace for Women.

In addition, for the 17th year, Edward Jones was named one of FORTUNE magazine’s "100 Best Companies to Work For 2016." The firm took the No. 10 overall spot on the exclusive ranking.

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